Journal article

Biofunctional metal-phenolic films from dietary flavonoids

Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Md Arifur Rahim, Yi Ju, Julia A Braunger, Tomoya Suma, Yunlu Dai, Shuaijun Pan, Francesca Cavalieri, Frank Caruso

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2017

Abstract

We assembled dietary, bioactive flavonoids into a metal coordinated network to form thin, surface-bound films and hollow capsules, overcoming the poor water solubility of free flavonoids. Films formed from quercetin, myricetin, luteolin and fisetin show radical scavenging activity, a renowned feature of their parent flavonoids, and can be reused over multiple cycles. These films are expected to have potential applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036). This work was also supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Australian Laureate Fellowship (F. Caruso, FL120100030), Super Science Fellowship (F. Caruso, FS110200025), and Future Fellowship (F. Cavalieri, FT140100873) schemes. This work was performed in part at the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).